Friday, June 11, 2010

Demo Day

This is how we renovate older houses in our neighbourhood.  Just a hundred yards from our place, this beautiful Edwardian house served for many years as a group home for troubled kids and had been well maintained by the owner – the City of Vancouver.  Sadly, its fate was sealed because it occupied a double lot that recently sold for more than $2 million in our overheated property market.   A few minutes after this picture was snapped (with my cell phone), it came tumbling down.  The Douglas Fir lumber will be ground to bits and carted to a landfill.  Soon to be replaced by two cardboard mc-mansions.  A triumph of greed over imagination.  - guest blogger Richard McCallum


1 comment:

  1. Tragic. What does the world need with two more cardboard mcmansions? How MUCH do people need?